Jul 28, 2014
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Fort Lee Voters To Elect Two Council, Three School Board Members

A total of nine candidates are running in local elections—four for two seats on the Council, and five for four seats—three, three-year terms and one unexpired one-year term—on the BOE. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Fort Lee Voters To Elect Two Council, Three School Board Members

Fort Lee voters will go to the polls Tuesday, amid the continuing power outages, gas rationing and general sense of uncertainty Sandy left in its wake, with two Borough Council seats and three contested Board of Education seats at stake.

Unlike in many Bergen County towns, where polling locations had to be moved or changed, all Fort Lee voters will vote where they normally do, although at least some of those polling places may have to be powered by generators.

Republican challengers Thomas A. Bennett and Peter B. “Mack” Campbell are attempting to unseat Democratic incumbent Councilmen Harvey Sohmer and Joseph L. Cervieri, the current Council president.

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While the race for Borough Council is relatively straightforward, the Fort Lee Board of Education race is where things get a little more complicated.

The BOE announced in September that it has only one candidate who will appear on the November ballot to fill the rest of former board president Arthur Levine’s unexpired term; Levine resigned from the board in the beginning of August.

But the BOE also announced that that two of the on the board had withdrawn their names from the November ballot, leaving just four candidates for three seats.

So Candace Romba will be the only name on the ballot to serve out the remaining year of Levine’s term, while John Bang, the only incumbent school board member running this year, Esther Han Silver, Holly Morell and David Sarnoff are the four candidates vying for the three, three-year seats on the school board.

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Election Day LIVE!

Polling locations can be found here under “Where to Vote in Fort Lee” on the Borough Clerk, Elections and Voting section of the Borough of Fort Lee’s website.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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